Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Not all that nasty

Another ominous drive-time forecast this morning:

Nasty morning commute (again) - Weather: Cleveland weather forecast, news, video and more: "The Winter Storm Warning is still in effect for Northeast Ohio. Read the Winter Storm Warning report here. The roads are still slick in places, likely enough to cause some accidents around the area. Check out our traffic page for incidents on your route. and get road reports from The Plain Dealer here."
But the rotten weather has had an interesting side-effect.

Each weekday morning I drive from my home in Bay Village to the Triskett RTA station, where I take the train into Tower City. Over the last two mornings I've noticed a dramatic decrease in the traffic on I-90 west -- at least between Columbia Rd. and the West 150th exit -- and a marked increase in the number of cars in the Triskett parking lot, and a corresponding increase in riders on the Rapid.

Smart people. Maybe their interest in avoiding a hazardous commute will carry over to a more permanent use of the Rapid Transit system -- even when the weather improves.

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